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Vermont Gun Makers and the Precision Technology that Changed America

November 17, 2017
4:00 pm

Dudley H. Davis Center
Image of Civil War soldiers with rifles
Please note: This talk is part of our Fall Conference 2017. You must have registered for the conference to attend this event.

In the early 1850s, gun makers of the Connecticut River Valley were the “high-tech” workers of their day, developing methods and tools that would help the Union win the Civil War, and also make that war so deadly. Those same tools and techniques led to mass-production and the consumer culture we know today. This illustrated talk will explore the role of this region in developing technology that changed American life.

Led by: Carrie Brown, historian and museum curator


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